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nu habit 10-17-2009 04:02 PM

algae whats good and bad?
 
I have brownish algae starting in the tank....normal or not??? 75 gal. 13 fish magnum 350 I've had the tank about 4 months but got it from a couple that had it for 15+ yrs got the water with the tank

Pasfur 10-18-2009 02:43 PM

Brown algae that covers the glass is typical. If you have brown algae in other areas, such as on the live rock or sand, then this may be a sign that your alkalinity and calcium levels are not within the desired range.

onefish2fish 10-18-2009 02:52 PM

the canister filter isnt the best approach to saltwater filtration. a quality skimmer is def. the way to go. read online reviews as some are worth your money while others arnt worth your time. welcome to the forum.


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